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SFCA Education Grants

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Apprentice Mentoring Grants

The purpose of the Apprentice Mentoring Grant is to support advanced sustained training and mentoring of next-generation cultural practitioners, especially cultural practitioner teachers, in order to build cultural capacity living cultures in Hawai`i.

Application postmark deadline: Thursday February 21, 2019 at 11:59 Hawaii Standard Time (HST). All required application materials must be complete and submitted by this deadline.

Two-Year Project Implementation Period: FB 2020/2021. First year begins July 1, 2019 and concludes June 30, 2020. Second year begins July 1, 2020 and concludes June 30, 2021.

For additional information, including eligibility, grant amounts, and application forms: Folk & Traditional Arts Grants

ARTS FIRST Partners Arts Education Grants

Open to non-profit organizations based in the State of Hawai`i. Purpose: to support arts education professional development for K-12 arts educators in the State of Hawai`i.

Implementation period: Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 -- June 30, 2020).
Application deadline: Thursday March 7, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

Two-Year Project Implementation Period: FB 2020/2021. First year begins July 1, 2019 and concludes June 30, 2020. Second year begins July 1, 2020 and concludes June 30, 2021.

For more information and to apply: FY2020 Arts First Partners Arts Education Grant

Artists in the Schools

The SFCA Art in Public Places Program now funds Artists in the Schools (AITS) grants statewide. The goal is to increase students' appreciation of, and engagement with, the permanent works of art at their school. Schools that have an eligible SFCA Permanent Work of Art (PWA) are eligible to apply. The emphasis for AITS APP PWA arts residencies is on interpreting the PWA by means of the art forms.

All public school and public charter schools statewide are eligible to apply for an arts residency grant annually. A residency consists of 5 to 8 or more sessions by the teaching artist with the same core group of students. The learning experiences must support the Fine Arts Standards from the Department of Education Hawai‘i Content and Performance Standards III. Schools must use a teaching artist from the SFCA's Artistic Teaching Partners Roster. The roster is updated annually before each call for AITS applications.

Application deadline: Thursday April 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

For additional information and applications: Artists in the Schools

Art Bento at HiSAM

The Art Bento Program @ HiSAM is a four-part standards-based museum education program developed for State of Hawaiʻi Department of Eduation (DOE) Oʻahu second through sixth grade students and their teachers. This unique educational experience emphasizes fine arts literacy and is led by qualified teaching artists from the SFCA's Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) roster. The theme, "Responding to Art," is supported by an introductory professional development session for teachers. The program continues in the classroom with the Teaching Artist leading a pre-visit lesson. Next, during the museum visit, students experience an inquiry-based guided tour in the HiSAM galleries, engage in an artmaking lesson with their Teaching Artist, and explore art concepts through hands-on activities in the "I Love Art Gallery." During the post-visit in the classroom, students review concepts and vocabulary as they reflect on the museum experience. Each segment actively engages students and teachers through inquiry-based activities connected to current arts standards and ELA Common Core Standards.

There is no cost to schools to participate in the program. In addition, the program also provides funds for bus transportation to the museum.

Application deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019.

For additional information and applications: Art Bento

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About the SFCA

The Hawai???i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is a government agency, established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1965, to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. SFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.The SFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services(Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9).

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